The Chicago Cougars, Dells Ducks, and Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings of the USPHL Premier Division (www.usphl.com) along with the Rochester Vipers and Fort Wayne Spacemen would like to invite you to our tryout on June 29-30th. The USPHL is the largest Junior Hockey league in the United States and led the country in NCAA DIII commitments last year and now includes a "free to play" division similar to the NAHL and USHL, known as the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) increasing more free to play opportunities for players across the country.
What separates our Tryouts from any other Tryouts is we give you the most value and opportunity as a player. For $59.00, this tryout includes 6 Tier III Junior Teams and 2 Tier II "Free to Play" teams will be there !
We would like to invite you to be part of this Junior Tryout & Hockey Education Seminar June 29-30th at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, IL. Every player attending will have three games and an Education Seminar with our coaches. Unlike other Junior teams who charge over $300, we have kept our fee low enough to cover costs and we don't look at making any money at our tryouts. We aim to educate players and families on Junior hockey and give them an honest tryout and an opportunity to play for any of the teams attending. Just click on the pic to register.
Riverkings sign big defenseman from Canada. Dawson Leduc hails from Orangeville, Ontario and comes to the Riverkings after playing for the Hill Academy the past three seasons.
Coach Quarters commented on Dawson’s size and skill: “Dawson is a big 6’4”, 215 lb shut down defenseman who plays with an edge and can play in all situations. This is the fourth player from the Hill Academy pipeline and we are excited because the players from the Hill come from a prep school environment based on structure and character, plus they receive outstanding coaching/training and play in a high level league against some of the best competition in North America. What we like about Dawson is his willingness to push himself and the fact that on the ice he competes and plays with an old school competitive streak, but off the ice he is a complete gentleman. We feel he is a perfect fit for our culture which is based on giving back to the community and being a great teammate. We are also encouraged because our staff feels Dawson is just now starting to reach his development and is ready to really take off because of his untapped potential and desire to be the best he can be mindset.” We look forward to having Dawson with us for our SIXth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Riverkings sign young defensemen from Colorado. Joe Blair played for Riverkings 3 year player and 2018-19 Assistant Captain, Cole Creger’s brother, Chance where he was his U16 team’s Captain. Chance Creger is also a former player of Coach Quarters.
Coach Quarters commented on Joe’s skills saying: “Joe is a young smaller Defenseman with strong edges, see the ice well, and is hard to beat one on one. Having Joe practice with our team last fall I was impressed with his passing ability and skating. Our staff felt Joe was a sponge and not only did he want to improve his game by asking questions he also put in the work and showed confidence and a competitive streak. Joe may be one of our younger players this year but being a natural leader will help us on the ice and in the locker room, plus he fits our culture of volunteering in the community. Joe will be attending Lincoln High School this fall.” We look forward to having Joe with us for season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Riverkings sign big power forward, Roger Schoenike, from Sun Prairie. Coach Quarters commented on Schoenike’s size, “This is a big signing for the Riverkings because Roger not only has the size and skill all teams look for in a dominant power forward, he also has outstanding character and the potential you want on the ice and off the ice in our community, which is a big win. Roger is young with three years of junior hockey still ahead of him and looks to be a player with a high ceiling that through hard work should result in moving up to the NCDC or NAHL. Although he went back to play his senior year of high school hockey, Roger has over a full season of junior hockey experience. We are very excited for our fans to watch this 6’6” 220 forward impose his will on our competition.”
Roger’s High School coach and former Riverking Captain Austin Luxford had high praise for his player, “[Roger is], very skilled for his size with a great shot. More importantly he’s one of the best locker room guys I’ve ever had. Always has a smile on his face, always is having fun, but flips that switch as soon as it’s game time and puts it all on the ice for the entirety of the game. Great player, outstanding person, phenomenal teammate.”
We look forward to having Roger with us for the 2019-2020 season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river!#SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Speedy forward signs with Riverkings. Reece McDonald comes to Wisconsin Rapids from the Sioux City Metros. Coach Quarters talked on Reece’s physicality saying: “We are excited to welcome Reece to the Riverkings and we feel our staff has found a diamond in the rough. Reece plays the game the right way and mirrors our veteran Cole Creger whose style of play is fast, hard, and physical. Reece plays the game with skill and an edge which can come as a surprise as he is not very big, but he plays big and isn’t afraid to play in the tough areas. One of the things that really stood out in his game was all the little things he does, from blocking shot to back checking. Plus, he is a great teammate with a positive outlook on life. Reece is one of handful of recruits that was a captain of team and being from Sioux City he fits our hard-working, blue collar mentality.“ We look forward to having Reece with us for the 2019-2020 season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Max Moore resigns with the Riverkings after coming to the Riverkings mid-season during the 2018-19 season. The Wisconsin native is excited to be back with Riverkings for another season saying, “In this upcoming season I’m really looking forward to being back with the boys., with our eyes on a championship. It’s so fun going to battle everyday with my second family as we all try to achieve the same goal.” Coach Quarters commented on Max’s scoring ability. “Max was a great addition and was a key to the Riverkings going 12-3 after break and helping us secure home ice in the playoffs. Max is a pure goal scorer and makes us stronger up the middle of our lineup. Having another strong center who is good on face offs and hard to play against will really gives the opportunity to build off the Riverkings standard of success. Also, being a Wisconsin native he brings that blue collar mentality that our community is accustom to. Max is the type of player that brings enthusiasm everyday to the rink as well as a high compete level.” We look forward to another season with Max as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSIX
Kyle Smith resigns for the 2019-2020 season! The Rhode Island native decides to head back to Wisconsin Rapids after a great rookie season contributing his personal success to the Riverkings culture saying, “I am very excited to be returning for another season with the Riverkings. I am looking forward to stepping up to a bigger team role and getting back into the hardworking culture the Riverkings provide players with leading the team to success in many ways. A championship run is in sight for us his 2019-2020 season.” Coach Quarters values Kyle’s work ethic saying, “Kyle Smith is the type of players that is hard to play against because of his skill set, speed, and high competion level. What separates Kyle from most other players is intense work ethic (which he displayed as a rookie) and his ability to push himself to the limit which rubs off on our entire team. He is a player that defines our culture of giving more then you receive. Kyle is ready for a break through season and his confident play towards the end of last season is a good indicator he is ready for a bigger role within this team in the coming season.” We are excited to have Kyle with us for Season Six as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore
Riverkings re-sign Assistant Captain, Haralds Jirgens And Jordan Stear for the 2019-2020 season. Jirgens averaged .82 ppg during his tenure with the Riverkings this season. Stear claimed 35 regular season points in this his rookie season! Coach Quarters stated, “The Riverkings’ mission is to help prepare our players to be the best they can be and advance them through their career.” Jordan Stear commented on the excellent culture the Riverkings provide saying, “I can 100% say that I feel I am a better player now than I was when I first arrived in Wisconsin Rapids last August. The Riverkings’ culture has encouraged me to seize opportunities that come my way and instilled in me the courage to widen my horizons while knowing the organization will always have my back throughout the entire process. I am looking forward to the opportunity to win a championship with the other possible returning players and the team we create next season. I will always be able to call the Riverkings home. ” With the chance to advance to higher leagues we wish our boys all the best but we value their hard work ethic and they know they always have a spot waiting with the Riverkings family. Looking forward to next season as we’re back for more and continuing to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSix
Riverkings are proud to announce the signing of Minnesota native Danny Klatt. Danny comes from Duluth Marshall High School and was highly recommend by Riverkings advisor, Brent Cullaton. Coach Quarters commented on his hopes for Danny: “Danny is a player that plays with speed and skill and he has a high compete level. What we are excited about when we recruited Danny was not only did he take his game and training very serious, he fits our culture with his strong character and willingness to be the best he can be in everything he does on and off the ice and in the classroom. Danny wakes up everyday with a goal and the desire to work hard and is always looking to improve his game. He is the type of player you build a winning team with.” We look forward to Danny joining us in our sixth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSix #BackForMore
Riverkings sign French forward, Adrien Sel. The ‘00 was recommended by one of the best all-time Riverkings and family friend, Adrien Sebag. Adrien played for Courbevoie before coming to the Riverkings. Coach Quarters commented on Sel and his play, saying: “This French native is very similar to Sebag with good offensive skills and physical play. Adrien has a strong desire to win and wants to continue his education in America. He is a hard worker with a high skill set and fits of culture of giving back to the community.” We look forward to having Adrien with us as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSix #BackForMore
Zack Hartley resigns with the Riverkings for his third season! Hartley is excited to continue his growth with the Riverkings saying, “As a three year returner I hope to continue to build the culture on and off the ice. We have a strong core from last years team returning this year so I’m looking forward to see how the season goes and hoping to get to Boston for a national championship run. I’m excited to get back into the SWCRC and get back to work.” Coach Quarters talked of Zack’s ability to lead, saying “Zach Hartley is heading into his third season with the Riverkings and has developed into an all round defenseman for the Riverkings. Zack joined our team as a 16-year-old offensive defenseman with an edge and mean streak, now entering his third year he has matured into a player we can count on in all three zones. The Fort Wayne native will be relied on to provide offensive on the power play, but he has evolved into a top penalty killer and shot blocker. Zack was off to a great season last year but ran into a few injuries that took away from him being able to be at his best. We are excited for Zack to fill a leadership position and he knows our culture and how it transpires both on the ice and in the community. Zack is an outstanding locker room guy and because of his hard work he is ready for a breakthrough season.” We look forward to having Zack back for more in our sixth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Jered Stevenson signs for the 2019–2020 season. Jered high speed play helped the Riverkings offensively and defensively. Jered is looking forward to working more with Riverkings staff this season: “With the help of Coach Quarters and the Riverkings community I was able to flourish as a player and hit some personal goals I had for myself as a player. I hope to continue to progress in my skill set and learn from my teammates and coaches. The set of returns we have is setting us up for success in 2019-2020 season and getting to Boston is clearly a goal for everyone returning. I can’t wait for the season to begin.” Coach Quarters commented on Jered’s hockey abilities saying, “Jered is a big piece of our teams puzzle as we look to reload and maintain the high level of play our fans are accustom to. As a veteran, Jered will bring experience, puck skills, and a high hockey IQ. On top of all this, the most intimating part of Jered’s game is his speed, especially when he has the puck with his ability to go into an even higher gear. We look for Jered to be a top player for the Riverkings and also one of the top player in the entire USPHL Premier, which should lead to multiple NCCA options. Our coaching staff is very confident that Jered will help lead us on the ice and also being a leader in our locker room and Rapids community.” We are excited to have Jered back for season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSIX
Cole Creger returns for a third year with Riverkings! Creger faced an injury during the middle of the season, but came back strong in the latter half of the season. Creger had 38 points in his 36 games played in the 2018-2019 season. Coach Quarter’s values the Assistant Captain’s leadership saying, “Cole is a 200-foot player who plays the game hard and honest. Having Cole return as a third year center helps shape our leadership on and off the ice. He is a veteran that can be counted on to bring a high level of competition on a consistent basis. Cole is the type of player that makes your organization better at the rink and throughout the community.” Creger is looking forward to the teams composition next season and has high expectations for the season’s success commenting, “As a third year returner I hope to continue to develop my skills with my future in mind all thanks to the environment that the Riverkings provide. The group of returners we have for the 2019-2020 seasons is setting up for a successful season allowing to go further than we accomplished this past season.” We look forward to having Cole back on our roster for next season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore
Watch all the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings with the Wisconsin Rapids Community Media. Art and Milt take time to tape the games, commentate on them, and then do editing to show you the game with replays and the whole kit-n-kaboodle! Please check them out on facebook or youtube! The links are below!
Last weekend I was on the bench helping coach the Wisconsin Rapids RiverKings Junior A Hockey, after the game I walked out of the office and these loyal fans walked up to me, hugged me and shook my hand. They knew exactly who I was and told me how much they missed watching me play. This great group of people have been at every game for as long as I can remember, always there to congratulate the team after every win and loss. I spoke to them for a while and after we took a picture together. As I was walking away I realized how big of an impact this Junior A hockey organization truly has on the community and the fans that come to every game. Wisconsin Rapids is an amazing place to play Junior Hockey, just due to people like this, who even after your done playing, still make you feel like your a part of something special! -Assistant Coach And Riverkings Alumni, Austyn Quarters
Riverkings take night one of the series with 5-3 win. While the Blue Ox outshot the Riverkings 29-27, Drake Bradshaw held his own in the net. Thimo Ey scored the first goal of the night just 18 seconds in to the game along with the last goal of night, an empty netter. Jesse Edwards, Raymond Fleming, and Adam Peterson all found the back of the net. Peterson, Stear, Stevenson, Krchnak, Fleming, and Creger all had assists on the night. We need you all to come out and support us in game two tomorrow night with the puck dropping at 7PM! Head to SWCRC and support the boys as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Night one ends in a win for the Riverkings topping the Mullets 8-1! Drake Bradshaw kept the net in order defending 20 of the 21 shots on goal. Thimo Ey had two goals on the night as did Adam Peterson, one being short-handed. Jesse Edwards, Raymond Fleming, Evan Erdmann, and Max Moore all found the back of the net as well. Peterson, Stear, Jirgens, MacKenzie, Stevenson, Fleming, Creger, Ey, Erdmann, Edwards, McDonald, and Dey all had assists on the night. The Riverkings face the Mullets tomorrow night with the puck dropping at 7:30PM! Head out to South Wood County Recreation Center to support the boys on their playoff run as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings take night one 4-3 against the Blue Ox and clinch the third seed in playoffs and first round playoffs at home next week! Drake Bradshaw battled hard in the net with the Blue Ox shooting 29 on the night and the Riverkings shooting only 19. Thimo Ey had the first and the last goal of the night, along with Max Moore and Cole Creger! Peterson, Creger, Fleming, McDonald, Dey, and Jirgens collected assists as well. The Riverkings face the Blue Ox once more tomorrow night, puck dropping at 7:30PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings win night one of the series at Hudson with a 3-1 victory! Goal scorers include Max Moore, Jesse Edwards, and along with Adam Peterson who snagged an empty netter as time expired. Young, Dey, Fleming, Krchnak, Ey, and Stear all having assists on the night. Drake Bradshaw picked up the win and Podalinski came in in relief with more the seven minutes left in the game after Bradshaw was hurt.The Riverkings will face the Havoc one final time this regular season tomorrow night in Hudson. Puck drops at 7:30 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Today the Riverkings show was filmed at Team Matthews Auto & Tire Center, the Riverkings official auto and tire shop! Coach Quarters commented on the day of filming saying, “We talked to GM, Tony, and discussed what the Riverkings bring to the community and how helpful it is for our players to have such a trustworthy place to take their car if problems arise, since almost the entire team is from out-of-state. Matthews not only cares for their customers but understands the stress that comes with car problems and this helpful culture is one that the Riverkings share, which is why Matthews Tire and the Riverkings support each other. The segment captured Captain Jesse Edwards, goalie Dom Paciocco, and winger Bradly McDonald. We would like to thank Art Napgezek from WRCM for directing and filming the Riverkings Show which runs on Wednesdays @9PM and Friday @4PM (Charter Ch. 985 and Solarus Ch. 3) or online streaming at wr-cm.org as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings defeat the number one team in the Midwest West, Hudson Havoc, on night one with the scoreboard reading 3-1! Haralds Jirgens scored the first of the night and Captain Jesse Edwards had one goal and two assists on the night. Zack Hartley claimed the empty netter along with an assist on the night. Peterson, Creger, and Ey had assists as well! Adam Peterson surpassed Ryan Mantz as all-time point leader with his second point tonight for the Riverkings. Riverkings are back in action tomorrow night at SWCRC to finish the weekend against the Havoc! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings fall to the Mullets in a 0-4 loss, splitting the weekend. The Riverkings are home next weekend against the first place Hudson Havoc Friday and Saturday, 7PM puck drop as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings take night one with a 7-3 win! Thimo Ey and Adam Peterson each scored two on the night, Raymond Fleming, Cole Creger, and Jesse Edwards each added singles. Fleming, Peterson, Ey, Creger, Stear, M. Moore, Jirgens, and Millius all had assists on the night. We want to thank our amazing fans for braving the -16 degree weather and showing up 500 strong! Riverkings face the Mullets once more tomorrow night at 7PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive!
Thursday January 17th members of the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings visited the phy ed classes at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Elementary School! The boys led the 73 Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students for a fun morning in the classroom and outside for broomball and floor hockey. Riverking players shared their daily dynamic stretches with each class. Students helped count out how long to hold stretches as they warmed up for some outdoor fun. Classes were split up into teams and competed in outdoor hockey and broomball games. The morning ended with Rowdy playing on the playground during the lunch recess! The boys had a blast interacting with their young fans! Riverkings head to southern Minnesota tomorrow to play the Steele County Blades as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings fall in a tough battle on the road against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks 1-0. The Riverkings and Ducks face off tomorrow night at SWCRC, puck drops at 7 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings take home a 4-1 victory on night one against the Minnesota Moose! Jesse Edwards had two goals on the night along with Harlads Jirgens and Bradly McDonald finding the back of the net. Stevenson, MacKenzie, Young, Fleming, Millius, Peterson, and Ey all had assists on the night. Drake Bradshaw picked up the win in goal turning aside 20 shots. Riverkings are back in action tomorrow night against the Moose at 7PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings complete the showcase sweep with a 5-2 win against the Dells Ducks. Thimo Ey picked up his first juniors hat trick! Rich Young and Jered Stevenson also picked up goals in the game. Riverkings head home for break and will be back in action beginning of January! Happy Holidays and see you in 2019! #SeasonFiveLookAlive #MidwestChicagoShowcase
Riverkings take home their third win of the weekend with a 2-0 defeat of the Decatur Blaze! Rich Young got on the board in the first period. Haralds Jirgens claimed an open net goal at the end of the game. Riverkings play the Dells Ducks tomorrow afternoon at 4:40PM for their final game of the Midwest Chicago Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive#MidwestChicagoShowcase
Riverkings take home the win against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks at their home ice. Period one remained scoreless on both ends. In the second period the Riverkings were cookin’ as Adam Peterson cracked the seal on the net with the help of Young and Erdmann. Soon after Luke Millius scored with assists going to Jirgens and Smith. On the power play Jordan Stear found the back of the net with Fleming and Ey setting him up. Rich Young hit the back of the net with the help of MacKenzie and Edwards. The second ended 4-0 Riverkings. The Dells Ducks got one on the board in the third. The final ended 4-1! The Riverking head to Chicago for the MidWest Showcase. First game tomorrow is at 12:20 against the Motor City Hockey Club as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings team Christmas party. The players received team Bauer hats and Warriors backpacks from Coach Quarters (Special thank to the Kronstedt and Bayoff family for their generosity sponsorship in providing the gifts) Players exchanged Rookie Veterans gifts and showed thanks to the coaching staff with thoughtful gifts. Shout out to Polito's pizza for providing the pizza and Joanne Keyzer for the brownies, thank you!!! Remember to give more then you receive as we continue to build hockey up and down the river..
Riverkings rock the Steele County Blades in a 10-0 blow out! Cole Creger lit the lamp 24 seconds into the game with the help of Ey and Peterson. Luke Millius scored with the help of Erdmann and Dey. Not short after Raymond Fleming found the back of the net with assists awarded to Stear and Peterson. The first ended 3-0! Half way through the second Adam Peterson snuck one in with the help of MacKenzie and Creger! Rich Young found the goal with help of Stevenson and Jirgens and the second ended 5-0! Tanner Dey started off the scoring in the third with the help of Max Moore and Millius. The scoring continued with Jered Stevenson finding the back of the net with assistance from Edwards and Young. Adam Peterson got his second of the night with assists going to Creger and Erdmann. Tanner Dey also got his second of the night with assists claimed by Trevino and M. Moore. Jesse Edwards capped off the night with a goal, assists going to Peterson and Young. Drake Bradshaw kept the net clean with a shutout on the night and the team kept the Blades to 15 shots for the night! Head to SWCRC to watch night two against the Steele County Blades as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Riverkings lose 2-1 in hard fought in second game Vs Chicago @SWCRC to split the two game home series in USPHL action. Raymond Fleming has the line goal in a Riverking power-play and Dom Paciocco made 19 saves in the lose.
Riverkings return to action this Friday and Saturday as they welcome Steele County Blades to town. Both games start at 7:00pm.
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Riverkings add two new defensemen to the roster. Evan Erdmann is a 99 LD traded from the Kasson Vipers. Erdmann hails from Rhinelander, WI and is the only Wisconsin native on the team this season. Erdmann will wear the jersey number 20. Haralds Jirgens is an 00 LD Latvian native who comes to us from NCDC Syracuse. Haralds played for the U17 Latvian national team and also played at the Hill Academy in Toronto with current Riverking Dom Paciocco! We are excited for these new additions to the team. Riverkings play the Chicago Cougars tonight at 7PM at the SWCRC! Be sure to make it out to the game as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.
Forward: Adam Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Nobody scores more clutch goals in the USPHL’s Midwest Division than this ‘98 from Chicago, a four-year Riverkings veteran. He has five game-winning goals (tied for third in the entire league) and one more shootout winner. Thus, half of the Riverkings’ 12 wins this year have Peterson’s stamp on it.
Three of his five game-winners came in his last four games of November, including the OT game-winner on Nov. 30 to end the month. He has helped Wisconsin go 7-2-1-1 in its last 10 games after a mediocre 5-6-0-0 start.
Like his team, Peterson has gotten better as the season has progressed. He has scored 18 points in nine games, scoring points in eight of those contests. That is a large portion of his total 25 points scored this year. His 15 goals scored ranks 14th in the league.
Riverkings come out on top last night against the Minnesota Blue Ox 6-5 in an OT win! The first period started off with Jered Stevenson finding the net, he was assisted by Collin Moore and Evan Erdmann. Chase MacKenzie also scored with he help of Adam Peterson. The first ended with the board reading 2-0. The penalty box was busy all night from both sides as the teams continued to battle. Jesse Edwards, Thimo Ey, and Jered Stevenson scored during the second and Jordan Stear picked up two assists along with Jered Stevenson, Raymond Fleming, and Jesse Edwards also claiming assists. The end of the second read 5-1. The Riverkings fought hard, but the third ended with a tie 5-5 sending the teams to overtime. Only 55 seconds into Overtime play Adam Peterson found the back of the net all by himself. Riverkings play the Blue Ox in Coon Rapids again at 7 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings win against the Rum River Mallards on home ice 5-2! The Riverkings are 2-0 against the Mallards on the road this season. Two minutes into the period the scoring began as Rich Young slapped one in against the Mallards with the help of Jesse Edwards and Tomas Krchnak. Goalie, Dom Paciocco, kept the net in order defending all shots thrown his way. Thimo Ey sunk one in, Adam Peterson and Carson Bayoff claiming assists on the play. The first period ended 2-0. Seven minutes into the second Payton Carter lit the lamp with the help of Zack Miceli and Carson Bayoff. Adam Peterson wasted no time scoring 40 seconds later with assistance from Cole Creger and Zack Hartley. The second ended 4-0. Adam Peterson claimed his second goal of the night with the help of Jordan Stear and Cole Creger! Tonight, Adam Peterson surpassed Ryan Mantz for all time goal scorer! Don’t miss tomorrow night at 7PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Riverkings take home the W against the Kasson Vipers to start off the Home Opener weekend, score board reading 6-3! While the Kasson Vipers were the first to score, Rich Young answered soon after with assists from Jered Stevenson and Zack Hartley. End of period one ended with 2-1 Kasson Leading. Jered Stevenson quickly responded with a goal of his own with the help of D-men Jordan Stear and Raymond Fleming. Thimo Ey sunk one in with Cole Creger and Jordan Stear grabbing the assists. The second ended 3-3. The Riverkings lit up the scoreboard in the final frame as Thimo Ey grabbed his second of the night with the help of Adam Peterson and Cole Creger. Raymond Fleming found the back of the net with the help of Carson Bayoff and Luke Millius. Adam Peterson was the last scorer of the night with the help of Cole Creger and Jered Stevenson. The attendance was great with 475 in attendance to help cheer the team to victory. Be sure to be there for night two of the Home Opener weekend for puck drop at 7 PM! Building hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Tonight the Riverkings had their annual Pumpkin Painting with SWCRC Mites! This tradition stand five years strong and the Riverkings players have just as much fun as the Mites! Mites Coordinator Dr. Missy Cook had nothing but great comments about the event saying, “The kids look forward to this night every year. Having the Riverkings come and help the kids, even just talking with them, really means a lot. They all look up to these boys. Big thank you to Marty and the Riverkings from all the 2018-2019 mites!!!” The Riverkings also received a new fog machine and brand new Chuck-A-Pucks from Subway! The boys are getting excited to be back in action this Friday and Saturday for the Home Opener at 7PM vs the Kasson Vipers as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Riverkings will be back in action at the South Wood County Rec Center the first weekend of November! The Riverkings have 17 regular season games at home this season! Be sure to get your Riverkings Season Pass this season for $100! Save money and support your Riverkings at every home game this season! To order season passes call 518-837-7099 or buy them at the home opener game, Friday, November 2nd. Game day tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), $2 for children (18 and under) and Active Military, and free for SWC youth hockey. We can’t wait to see you all this season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
First Riverkings season pass holder Jesse Brandl and his wife Mary Jo Brandl.
Mr Brandl is a loyal Riverkings fan and received some Riverkings swag from GM/Head Coach Marty Quarters when he picked up his season pass. Riverking rookie Kyle Smith is pictured with Mr Brandl.
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The Riverkings end the USPHL Chicago Showcase with a 2-2 record. Thursday brought the Riverkings a win with Ey and MacKenzie finding the next and Peterson capitalizing with two goals to total a 4-1 victory over the Midwest Blackbirds. Friday the Riverkings fell 0-4 against the Lansing Wolves fighting off an aggressive game. Saturday’s first game brought a thrilling battle going into a shootout where Adam Peterson sunk one in against the Florida Junior Blades. Parker Rutherford was in net and took home the win with his shutout performance. Saturday night, Adam Peterson, with the help of Collin Moore, got the boys on the board in the first half. Coming out in the second half Jered Stevenson started the scoring for the period half way through with the help of Chase MacKenzie and Cole Creger. The defending league champions, Hampton Roads Whalers, followed quickly and took home the win. The final score read 2-4 Hampton. Next week the Riverkings head to Minnesota to face the Minnesota Mullets as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings battle hard but fall in the final in the best of three playoff series with the scoreboard reading 0-2. We want to thank you all for following us and supporting us this season! Thank you so much for helping us as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
A game three will be needed in the Blue Ox Riverkings show down as the Blue Ox take game two in a 2-1 win. Thimo Ey had a goal on the night with the help of Peterson and Edwards, but the Riverkings could not find the back of the net again. Game three will be played at home once again with a start time of 8PM! Come out and support the Riverkings as the battle to punch the ticket to Boston. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings Goaltender Drake Bradshaw finishes the 2018-19 regular season with a 1.55 GAA, earning himself a spot in the Tier 3 Junior Hockey top 100 Goalie GAA Record Books.
As things stand right now, Bradshaw ranks #2 in GAA this season and #50 in Tier 3 history with a 1.55 GAA. The EHL and NA3HL have not completed their regular season, so his position on these leaderboards may change slightly over the next two weeks. In his first season developing at the Tier 3 level the 1999 native of Michigan holds a 13-3-0 regular season record, 1.55GAA, .934sv% and 3 shutouts.
Tier 3 2018-19 GAA Leaderboard
Tier 3 GAA Top 100 Records
One game into the Playoffs and Bradshaw has a win and has helped the Riverkings advance to the second round.
Two other Riverkings have earned a spot in the Top 100 GAA - 2016-17 G, Erik Schuette currently ranks in a 3 way tie for the 53rd spot with a 1.57 GAA and 2014-15 G Cody Stein ranks 59th with a 1.61 GAA.
Riverkings sweep the Mullets in the first round of playoffs with a 5-2 win Saturday night! With 585 fans in attendance, Dom Paciocco turned aside 35 of the Mullets 37 shots! Thimo Ey had two on the night, one being an empty netter. Cole Creger, Tomáš Krchnak, and Richie Young all had goals on the night! Creger, Peterson, Ey, Stevenson, Fleming, and Stear had assists on the night! The Riverkings will head into the second round of playoffs, and stay tuned to know where and when they will be at! We thank you for all your support this season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings sweep the weekend against the Minnesota Blue Ox 5-2 with a Saturday night win. Thimo Ey scores two power play goals along with, Adam Peterson, Haralds Jirgens scored a goal each with Jesse Edwards snatching an empty netter at the end of the game. Edwards, Stear, Fleming, Peterson, Stevenson and goalie Dom Paciocco all had assists on the night. Dom Paciocco was named the first star of the game as he did an outstanding job battling it out in the net defending 32/34 shots put up by the Blue Ox. The Riverkings will be back AT HOME next weekend for PLAYOFFS! Friday night 7PM, Saturday night 7:30PM, and if needed 7PM Sunday at SWCRC. Riverkings end the season 29-14-1 with 59 points, leaving them only 5 points away from the top two teams in the Midwest West. We would like to thank our fans for supporting us through the regular season and the amazing turnout this weekend! We hope to se you ALL next weekend as we begin the playoff season Friday night at 7PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings fall to Hudson in a 4-5 loss. Adam Peterson has two in the night while Cole Creger and Rich Young also scored goals. Creger, Stear, Peterson, Fleming, Smith, Millius, and MacKenzie all have assists. The Riverkings end up in on top 3-1 in the regular season series. Next weekend we will be back at home as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Congratulations to these winners from the USPHL Premier Midwestern Divisions!
Defense: Raymond Fleming, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Fleming (‘98/Palo Alto, Calif.) was a major part of the Riverkings’ crucial 7-3 win over the Minnesota Mullets, scoring a power play goal and adding three assists. Fleming is a second-year Riverking and he has scored 10 goals and 30 points in 38 games, making him one of the top 20 scorers among all USPHL Premier defensemen so far this year.
Forward: Scott Wargin, Decatur Blaze. Wargin (‘98/Worth, Ill.) had a monstrous three-game stretch over the weekend, posting six goals and five assists. The Blaze defeated the Midwest Blackbirds in two games and added one more win over the Detroit Fighting Irish. In Friday’s win, Wargin scored three goals and added two assists. Wargin had two helpers in Saturday’s OT win over the Blackbirds, and he had a second hat trick for the weekend against Detroit, adding one more assist. He now has 17 goals and 42 points in 30 games this season.
Goal: Jack Bostedt, Minnesota Mullets. Bostedt (‘99/Janesville, Wis.) is a second-year Mullets goalie, and he continues to get the job done as he has back to the fall of 2017. This past weekend, he posted 40 saves in a 4-0 shutout over the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings, including stopping all 16 shots he faced in the third period. He also made 34 saves one night earlier as the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings earned that win. Bostedt is now 14-10-1-1 for the Mullets.
Riverkings sweep the weekend as they take a 2-1 win in night two against the top team in the Midwest West, Hudson Havoc! Rich Young and Thimo Ey scored on the night. Stear, Smith, and Peterson claiming assists. Riverkings will head to Hudson next weekend for their final regular season road trip as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings sweep the weekend with a 4-1 win Saturday night. Kyle Smith and Haralds Jirgens each scored, and Adam Peterson had another two goal night. Millius, Jirgens, MacKenzie, Ey, Stear and Fleming had assists on the night. Riverkings are home next weekend agains the Minnesota Mullets as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings win 7-1 against the Steele County Blades. Adam Peterson had two on the night and Justin Trevino, Bradly McDonald, Max Moore, and Jered Stevenson claiming goals. Hartley, Ey, Moore, Dey, Millius, Smith, Degenhardt, Edwards, Young, and Krchňák helped out with assists. Riverkings face the Blades once more tomorrow afternoon in Minnesota as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings defeat the Dells at home 9-1! Jesse Edwards and Jered Stevenson scored two on the night. Haralds Jirgens, Raymond Fleming, Kyle Smith, Jordan Stear, and Tanner Dey each claimed a goal. Creger, Erdmann, MacKenzie, Jirgens, Peterson, Stevenson, Edwards, M. Moore, Hartley, and Fleming all had assists on the night! Riverkings had a large crowd tonight clinching a playoff birth with a 21-12 record! Riverkings head to Steele County next weekend as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings sweep the weekend with a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Moose. Peterson had two on the night, Thimo Ey, Raymond Fleming, Max Moore, Jesse Edwards also scored. Thimo Ey, claiming two assists on the night along with Erdmann, Stear, and Peterson collecting an assist each. The Riverkings will be back in action next weekend in the Dells Friday night and home Saturday night as we continue to build hockey up and down the rive. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Drake Bradshaw (‘99/Lapeer, Mich.) was clutch throughout the month of December for a clutch Riverkings team that went 7-2 overall and was yet another 4-0 team at the USPHL Midwest Showcase.
Bradshaw earned one of his two shutouts on the month at the showcase. He never let in more than two goals in any one of his six total appearances. He finished December with a 4-1 record personally, and a 1.34 goals against average. He faced 97 shots for the month and turned away 92 for a .949 save percentage. That falls around where he’s been all season, and his overall .947 save percentage is good for sixth in the 51-team USPHL Premier Division (among goalies with at least 10 appearances). He is seventh in league shutouts with three so far this season.
Riverkings defeat MidWest East first place team Motor City Hockey Club in a 3-0 win! Dom Paciocco picked up a shutout and Thimo Ey, Adam Peterson, and Raymond Fleming claimed goals. Riverkings play again tonight against the Decatur Blaze at 6:50PM as the continue in the MidWest Chicago Showcase. #SeasinFiveLookAlive #MidWestChicagoShowcase
Riverkings have been busy volunteering this Holiday season! Coach Quarters believes in giving more than you receive, and with the all the support we get from the community we feel it is our responsibility to get out and volunteer. The boys have been ringing bells this season for the Salvation Army! Some of the boys were able to volunteer at the Biron Community Hall to help serve food and dance with members of the community with disabilities put on by Wood County Association of Handicapped. Rowdy was even able to help out! Jordan Stear (Frisco, TX) was one of the Riverkings that attended, he said, “It was great to be able to hang out and get to know some of our fans that support us!” The Riverkings also attended the Rockin Around the Christmas Tree Charity Gala for Toys for Tots! Captain Raymond Fleming (Sammamish, WA) commented on the event saying, “It was a great feeling being able to give back to the kids in need around town!” The Riverkings are thankful for all the support of the community and enjoy being able to give thanks in the form of giving back as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings split the weekend against the Steele County Blades. Steele County scored their first point of the weekend with 4:30 left in the first period. Riverkings answered on a power play with Thimo Ey capitalizing with the help of defensive pairing Fleming and Stear. The first ended 1-1. The second period Jesse Edwards found the back of the net with the help of Young and Erdmann. The Blades scored three in the second putting the scoreboard at 2-4 Steele County. The third period the Blades put another on the board. Final score reading 2-5 Steele County. Riverkings head to the Wisconsin Dells for a game Thursday night before the USPHL Chicago Showcase Friday through Sunday as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFIveLookAlive
Riverkings win in OT @SWCRC Friday over Chicago 2-1. New player, Haralds Jirgens had a positive effect scoring the game winner in his first game.
The Riverkings take on Chicago again tomorrow (Saturday) at home. Puck drops at 7pm, remember to bring a toy for Toys for Tots.
Photo: Adam Peterson received the USPHL Premier MidWest player of the month and is pictured with SWCRC GM Jim Arnold and OG Riverking Ryan Gill.
Building hockey up and down the river..
The Riverkings fought hard Saturday night but ended up splitting the weekend against the Blue Ox with a 6-7 loss. The Blue Ox jumped out ahead in the first but that didn’t stop the team from getting themselves on the board. Zack Hartley claimed a goal with the help of Jesse Edwards and Rich young. Adam Peterson closed out the first period with a goal assisted by Jordan Stear and Thimo Ey. The end of the first read 2-4 Ox. The second began with Adam Peterson finding the net again assistance coming from Thimo Ey and Chase MacKenzie. Cole Creger and Thimo Ey got back to back goals in the 4th minute of the second period with Peterson, Creger, and Ey claiming assists. The second ended 5-6 Ox. Tomas Krchnak helped tie the game in third with Kyle Smith and Luke Millius getting the assists. The game ended 6-7 Ox. The Riverkings will be back at home this coming weekend 12/7-8 to play against the Chicago Cougars as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Forward Adam Peterson (‘98/Chicago, Ill.) had a huge weekend at the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase near Boston. Against the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs on Nov. 15, he picked up two goals and an assist, including the game-winner as the Riverkings came back from a 2-0 deficit. He had a goal and an assist against the New Jersey Hitmen, and the game-winning goal against the Jersey Shore Whalers. That six-point weekend gave him 14 goals and 25 points in 17 games, good for eighth in the entire Midwest region of the USPHL.
Riverkings has their annual fundraising event by working at Lambeau Field during the football game this past Sunday. The boys helped in the concessions passing out food and beverages to fans in attendance! The Riverkings head to Boston this Thursday for the USPHL Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Riverkings sweep the Rum River Mallards at home with an overall match up record of 4-0 Riverkings! The Saturday Night began with Rich Young scoring with seven minutes left in the first period with the help of Tomas Krchnak and Zack Hartley. The Riverkings were battling hard against the Rum River Mallards as the second period ended with the penalty box filled up on both sides with very physical play at the end of the second. 1-0 Riverkings. The third period the Mallards scored to tie the game up. The third ended in 1-1 sending the game into overtime! The Mallards took a penalty early in OT giving the Riverkings a power play opportunity! Raymond Fleming capitalized on the Riverkings position ending OT in a 1:17 with assists going to Jordan Stear and Cole Creger. Riverkings capitalize on their weekend with their home record improving to 4-0 as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings entered the USPHL Minnesota showcase in conjunction with the MIAC tournament. The games were played in Blaine Minnesota, although the games don’t count in league standings they will still be highly competitive games due to the fact that there are numerous college coaches scouting the games.
Riverkings played an exhibition game against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks and took home the W. The first period Jered Stevenson found the back of the net with the help of Rich Young and Raymond Fleming. During the second Jesse Edwards slipped on in with the help of Tomas Krchnak and Jordan Stear. The Riverkings went into the 3rd period 2-0. The puck found the net three times during the third as Payton Carter had help from Chase MacKenzie and Adam Peterson hit the net twice with assists coming from Fleming and Stear and Ey and Stear. The Ducks got three goals in the third, however the Riverkings came out on top winning 5-3! The Riverkings will be touring Minnesota Colleges today. At Hamline University the boys got to see more about the collegiate program and visit with former Riverking Sam Nelson (2015-16)! Building hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Congratulations to this week’s USPHL Premier Players Of The Week representing the Great Lakes, Midwest East and Midwest West Divisions!
Forward: Tie - Spencer Sandberg, Toledo Cherokee; Adam Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Sandberg, a ‘00 from Fort Wayne, Ind., scored four goals and three assists for seven points at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, including a three-point game against Tri-City. He is now averaging a point per game this year with 11 points in 11 games.
Peterson, a ‘98 veteran Riverking out of Chicago, Ill., posted four goals and two assists in helping the RiverKings win two out of the three games he played at the USPHL Chicago Showcase. Adam had the only goal in the Riverkings’ 1-0 shootout win against the Florida Jr. Blades in the USPHL Premier Game Of The Week. He now has eight points in seven games.
Defense: Tim Organ, Toledo Cherokee.
In three games at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, the ‘00 native of Toledo scored six goals and added three assists for nine points. That vaulted him to the team lead in points, with 12 through 11 games. Organ had a six-point game (hat trick, three assists) against Tri-City, and a second hat trick vs. the DME Swamp Rabbits.
Goal: MIke Zeleney, Dells Ducks.
Mike Zeleney posted a 30-save shutout against the MJDP team, which helped the Ducks to a 3-1 record at the USPHL Chicago Showcase. Zeleney is a ‘00 out of Clinton, Mich.
Riverkings answer with a score seconds after Mullets hit the board later in the first. Jesse Edwards collected the goal in the books with an assist from Jered Stevenson to keep the Riverkings tied with the Mullets. The second period started off with the Mullets setting up a goal, but only minutes later the Riverkings answered with McDonald finding the back of the net with the help of Zack Hartley and Jordan Stear. The second period closed with 2-2 on the board. Riverkings battled hard but couldn’t come back from the two goals the Mullets scored in the third. Three of the four Mullets goals came from power plays. The boys will play again against the Mullets at 2PM tomorrow at Lake Forest Sports Center to finish off the weekend. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings started off the game with the first goal coming from Kyle Smith in the second period with the help of Luke Millius and Tanner Dey. Dey then found the back of the net in the middle of the second to put the Riverkings up 2-1 with assists going to Peterson and Trevino. The Mullets came back in the second to tie it up. The teams headed to overtime where the Mullets scored. Final read 2-3 Mullets. The boys head back to Minnesota next weekend for a College Showcase in conjunction with NCAA MIAC tournament as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Tune into WFHR Radio (channel 1320AM) on October 31, 2018, from 10:30 till 11:00am to hear Coach Quarters, Defenseman Chase MacKenzie and Forward Tanner Dey as they talk with host Carl Hilke about the season thus far, and to learn more about the Home Opener this Friday and Saturday at 7PM at SWCRC! Riverkings are excited to be back in action at home as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings kick of the USPHL Showcase with a 4-1 win over the Midwest Blackbirds! The first period kicked off with a bang as Adam Peterson sunk one in unassisted to put the boys on the board. Peterson kept the fire going with a goal assisted by Cole Creger. Before the period was over Thimo Ey put one up on the board with help from Peterson and Fleming. The end of period one read 3-1 Riverkings. Coming out in the second the boys kept the puck moving. In the latter part of the second half Chase MacKenzie was able to find the back of the net during a power play with help of Zach Hartley and Jesse Edwards. The team had 39 shots in total. Goalie Dom Paciocco accumulated 9 saves out of the 10 shots he faced for the game. The Riverkings play the Lansing Wolves tomorrow (10/12) at 4:40 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive